Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Difficult or impossible to break or separate into parts.
  • adj. Inviolable: infrangible human rights.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Unbreakable, indestructible, or very difficult to break.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not capable of being broken or separated into parts.
  • adj. Not to be infringed or violated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not capable of being broken or separated into parts.
  • Not to be violated or infringed; inviolable: as, an infrangible oath.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. difficult or impossible to break or separate into parts
  • adj. not capable of being violated or infringed

Etymologies

Late Latin īnfrangibilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French infrangible, from Medieval Latin in ("not") + frangibilis, from Latin frangere ("to break") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The black tower reared out of the mist so suddenly that his first realization of its presence was to scrape his palms -instinctively flung forward-against its cold infrangible scales.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • That is an infrangible prerequisite for any agreement.

    OpEdNews - Diary: The progressive route to compromise

  • Athens has, constantly and officially, supported FYROM's EU perspective (4), but with the infrangible prerequisite that there will be a commonly accepted solution to the naming-dispute.

    Time's Up for "Macedonian" Perverse Nationalism

  • She observed her stern face as if it belonged to a stranger, the lady of a noble house, a woman whose control was infrangible.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • And an outstanding reason for choosing some sort of God or spiritual-type thing to worship -- be it J.C. or Allah, be it Yahweh or the Wiccan mother-goddess or the Four Noble Truths or some infrangible set of ethical principles -- is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive.

    David Foster Wallace on Life and Work

  • Then, later, on leaving the party and in defending the cause of intervention, he had come to oppose the illusory fancies of proletarian internationalism with an assertion of the infrangible integrity, not only moral but economic as well, of the national organism, affirming therefore the sanctity of country for the working classes as for other classes.

    Readings on Fascism and National Socialism Selected by members of the department of philosophy, University of Colorado

  • And so Jack was held fast, bound by invisible yet infrangible bonds, and his soul was kept in complete subjection by the superior ascendency of the widow.

    The Lady of the Ice A Novel

  • He liked this harsh country, these harsh, infrangible people that it bred.

    The Judge

  • How could any innocent youth resign such a fund of fun freely bestowed and confirmed by the, at that day, infrangible word of

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • This great progress, not the less actual for being hereditary and ancient, was followed by an infinite variety of details which prove that the industry, and even the policy, of the hive have not crystallised into infrangible formulae.

    The Life of the Bee

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